19-year-old Israeli Killed Trying to Escape Police Against Highway Traffic

Driver hit a truck and died on the spot in central Israel; two people suffered light injuries

Site of the accident, May 28, 2018
Magen David Adom

A 19-year-old Israeli was killed Monday on Highway 2 near the coastal city of Netanya. Israel's emergency services said that the driver was fleeing from police and driving against traffic when he hit a truck.

Two people sustained light injuries and were taken to the hospital.

A preliminary police investigation determined that the driver's car mounted a sidewalk, hit another car, and ran multiple red traffic lights. When police noticed the speeding vehicle, officers tried to stop it, but the driver sped on, turning onto Highway 2. He then crashed into the truck and hit several cars, damaging five. Israel's emergency services arrived on the scene and pronounced him dead.